The LBP2900B produces good quality prints, no doubt, but then it takes more than just that to come higher up in our rankings. One can even argue that good text printing quality is something that’s to be taken for granted with today’s laser printers. Printing speeds are average and it should not be a restriction for its intended usage. It impressed us in the grayscale test image – we could make out 18 shades of gray out of 21 – really impressive for a laser printer in this price range. It has a maximum printing resolution of 600 dpi. Canon has, for some strange reason, decided to omit a simple driver setting that allows for manual duplex printing. Be it printing booklets or just saving paper – this feature is very useful in an office environment. One could overlook this omission with the Xerox Phaser 3117, given its pricing, but in the case of the LBP2900B, it is a feature that should have been there. Had Canon LBP2900B been priced even Rs. 1,000 lower, this well performing printer would have moved higher in our rankings.
It impressed us in the grayscale test image – we could make out 18 shades of gray out of 21 – really impressive for a laser printer in this price range.
Overall good quality prints, and average cost of running. Misses out manual duplex feature. Forgivable in the low cost Xerox, but not in this case.